Service Numbers: Q115894, QX54712
Enlisted: 11 July 1941, Mosman, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 31st/51st Infantry Battalion AMF
Born: Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia, 31 May 1920
Home Town: Mossman, Queensland
Schooling: Mossman State School, Queensland, Australia
Occupation: Labourer/Butcher
Died: Natural causes (stroke), Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 22 November 1976, aged 56 years
Cemetery: Hemmant Cemetery & Crematorium
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World War 2 Service

11 Jul 1941: Enlisted Citizen Military Forces (CMF) / Militia - WW2, Private, SN Q115894, 51st Infantry Battalion AMF, Mosman, Queensland
30 Jun 1943: Transferred 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, 31st/51st Infantry Battalion AMF, Transferred to 2nd/AIF
1 Jul 1943: Involvement 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN QX54712, 31st/51st Infantry Battalion AMF
24 Jan 1946: Discharged 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN QX54712, 31st/51st Infantry Battalion AMF

Post WW2

After WW2 Jim settled in Brisbane, he trained as a butcher and married Marie Wasson.

My Grandmother's nephew

My Name is Patricia Veschetti (Nee Hoffman), My dear Dad's mother was Florence Pretoria Holdsworth who later married my grandfather Alfred Eric Hoffman ( my grandmother affectionately known as Tory)and her sister was was Norah Ottoway Holdsworth and James was Norah's son.

I have a lot of family History and a dear photo of James with his cousin Jimmy Cook, and Douglas Holdsworth taken back approx in about the late 1920's as this photo was at Daisy Holdsworth's place for many years and then handed on to Douglas Holdsworth and then passed on to me and this photo is quiet large and in a beautiful frame.

Many treasured memories.

Patricia Veschetti (Nee Hoffman - Born Mossman 15/11/1954 - to James Elwin Eric Hoffman (18/10/1925 - 16/06/2018)and Grace Irene Hoffman - (01/08/1933-16/03/2019) . I am one of 6 and my brothers are Rodney, Donald and Clifford and my sisters are Joyce and Noela.

Rodney, Joyce and Cliff still live in Mossman and myself in Mareeba, Noela in Ipswich and Donald in Wondecla.


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